Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I'm hiring a senior engineer at Netflix

In my new role, I manage a small group and I have an open headcount for a senior engineer

The full job specification is at

Here's what we are looking for:

  • Designing and developing the Netflix web application and middle-tier architecture focused on personalization software.
  • Full software life-cycle ownership of key strategic business logic from inception through production.
  • Conceiving, articulating and implementing projects in coordination with technical and non-technical coworkers for product enhancement and improvement.


  • Experience with high-traffic, highly scaling, multi-threaded software design.
  • 7+ years of web application development experience. (Java a plus)
  • Experience with Oracle or equivalent database system.
  • Flexibility to shift priorities based on changing needs of the business.
  • A Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or equivalent engineering.
Characteristics of Success at Netflix:
  • Strong customer orientation, both internally and externally.
  • Strategic thinking both technically and business-wise.
  • Ability to execute successfully on business strategy.
  • Self motivated / self starter.
  • Personal drive to achieve world class software development.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, evolving, growing, dynamic environment.
  • Love of technical challenges and the sense of pride it brings to solve them.
  • Ability to work well in a cross functional environment.

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